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NFPA 1021 Fire Officer | Level I


  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, and NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor I. 
  • Fire chief letter confirming candidate is a member of a Fire Department. A copy of letter must be uploaded/attached as part of the application process.


FESTI’s online and in-house NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Training Platform is one of a kind and offers a new and exciting approach to fire training in Canada. It is recognized by the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC).

Upon successful completion of the theoretical program elements, students qualify to attend FESTI to complete the mandatory, five-day practical training and testing program.

This course is designed to meet the requirements of senior firefighters who aspire to become company officers. Participants gain the ability and knowledge to perform the duties of a junior officer. The course is designed around classroom lectures, group interactive exercises, table exercises and practical fire ground evolutions.

A blended approach to comprehensive training

Our blended learning strategy incorporates a variety of training tools and aids to assist students in successfully completing the theoretical portion of the program. Learning comprehension is evaluated by completing activities, assignments and quizzes. These required elements ensure that the student understands the learning objectives of each module and is further validated by the use of end of module evaluations. Once all of the individual elements have been successfully completed the learner can proceed to the next program module.

This high level of individual attention creates an excellent developmental environment for the motivated firefighter to successfully complete all Office of the Fire Marshal’s (OFM) Provincial Exam requirements and earn not only their IFSAC, NFPA 1021 Level I certification, but the Institution of Fire Engineers Accreditations as well.

The 16 program modules include:

  • Role of the Fire Officer
  • Public Relations
  • Recognizing and Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Safety and Wellness of Fire Personnel
  • Management Within Organizational Structure
  • Community Awareness
  • Building Construction
  • Incident Command System
  • Fire Officer Responsibilities in Compliance and Accountability
  • Fire Safety Education
  • Functional Leadership
  • Fire Cause Determination
  • Problem Solving
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Strategy and Tactics


We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.

Student requirements

Students should schedule two months to complete their theory portion of the program. The time required may vary depending on the time a student dedicates to the program.

Students will need to purchase a copy of the most current IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer textbook which is the required manual for this program. This textbook will be utilized throughout the program including the practical phase of training, and can be purchased through the Firehall Bookstore at www.firehallbookstore.com. The cost for the text is the only cost that the student is required to pay above the advertised course fee.

French translation assistance

Our bilingual instructors are able to provide French translation assistance as requested for this program.


$1,334.52 plus HST

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